Newtyle: A Planned Manufacturing Village

newtyle-murdochNewtyle: A Planned Manufacturing Village by William Murdoch Duncan (1979)

This is an account of the history of the village of Newtyle which started as a collection of material relating to the Dundee and Newtyle railway.  This endeavour lead to wider research into the history of the surrounding area and community.  It makes for very interesting reading and introduces the reader to some of the characters who have influenced the village, the valley and Scotland over the years.

The book covers the geography and history of the area surrounding the Glack of Newtyle.  It gives an account of the Churches and the social life as well as the schools and employment opportunites. The railway and transport links that are central to the village’s existence are described in detail.  There are also chapters on leisure pursuits and the games that were played, local shops and jobs as well as some brief biographies of local characters.

The book is well illustrated with a selection of old photographs and local landmarks have been simply sketched.

The book was published in 1979 by the Forfar Historical Society and can now only be found in good second hand bookshops.

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One Response to Newtyle: A Planned Manufacturing Village

  1. david says:

    amazon are charging £37+ for this book. does anyone have copy i can borrow?

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